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Gary Moore, 1952-2011

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On Sunday 6th February 2011 musician Gary Moore died in his sleep of a heart attack while on holiday in Spain.

Acknowledged as one of the finest guitarists that the British Isles has ever produced; Gary Moore’s career dated back to the sixties. Gary graced the line-ups of several notable rock bands including Thin Lizzy, Collosseum II and Skid Row, to name but three, and to this year maintained a highly successful solo career.

In 1990, Gary had returned to his blues roots, winning his biggest U.S. hit with the gold-certified album Still Got the Blues (which featured contributions from Albert King, Albert Collins, and George Harrison). Gary played with George Harrison at the Natural Law Party “Election is a Celebration” concert on April 6, 1992 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Gary is survived by four children; daughters Saoirse and Lily and sons Jack and Gus.

Photo courtesy of Richard Young